For the first time in the 30 year history of mining diamonds at the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia the 2013 offering will include 3 fancy red diamonds for sale. The largest of the 3 diamonds weighs 1.56 carats and has been named the the “Argyle Phoenix” A total of 6 fancy red diamonds have […]
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It takes 250 tons of earth to be sifted to find one carat of rough diamond crystals. Only one diamond crystal in a million carats mined will be large enough to cut into a one carat diamond. Diamonds have been found in every color of the rainbow. If the color is vivid the diamond is […]
I recently received an advertisement from a diamond firm that specializes in diamond stud earrings. The company sells one pair of 1 CT., white diamond studs for 45% less than another pair of 1 CT., white diamond studs. Wait a minute, how can they do this? Both pair of diamonds studs weigh the same. Both […]
There is something truly remarkable about diamonds. Even after working in this field these last many years I can’t explain the phenomena. A diamond stands alone as the most cherished of stones. It symbolizes love, romance and commitment. It’s a girl’s best friend. It can be worn day or night, with any outfit, it’s never […]
This blue diamond ring sold in April 2013 for approximately 9.6 million dollars. The ring was made by Bolgari. Trace amounts of boron combined with the carbon atoms are responsible for the diamond’s blue color.
Of all the colors fancy color diamonds exhibit the red diamond is one of the rarest. The color occurs when the diamond crystal is compressed under extreme pressure to the point the crystal structure is permanently altered. Needless to say such events are extremely rare. One of the joys in working in the jewelry industry […]
It takes 250 tons of Earth to obtain a 1 carat Diamond. Diamonds are not the hardest substance on the face of the earth. They are the hardest “natural” substance but man-made synthetics are harder. 98% of all Diamonds are NOT actually white in color. It takes 1405 degrees of heat to burn a diamond. […]
As you are likely aware a true colorless diamond is quite rare. Most diamonds have a slight tint of yellow. In most case we don’t see the color until the tint of yellow becomes pronounced. Each of us see color differently. What appears to be a diamond with a slight tint of yellow for one […]
In 1985 production from the Argyle Mine in Australia took the international diamond market by storm. Suddenly there was a large supply of brown tinted diamonds entering the supply chain. This created a problem. Prior to this event most of the diamonds bought and sold in the market had a tint of yellow. The few […]
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